Willamette's Early Career/Career Change MBA students come from around the world and throughout the United States to participate in an MBA program specifically designed to provide the knowledge, real professional work experience and career tools needed for successful careers.

They are described by their references as energetic, bright, creative, ethical, exceptional, friendly, mature, hard-working, insightful, professional, reliable, team players and leaders.

With an average age of 21-23, our students include recent college graduates using their MBA experience to fast-track their career, and students with professional work experience seeking career change or advancement.

They come from big cities and small rural areas. Some have focused their undergraduate studies in the liberal arts. Others have studied the sciences, engineering, business or economics.

Students also come to the Willamette MBA with differing aspirations and career goals. Future business leaders work side-by-side with future leaders of public and not-for-profit organizations – each gaining insight and a better understanding of the role of a manager in the organizational environment.

Willamette MBA students challenge and support each other, in good times and bad, in work and in play, and build a network of friendships that last a lifetime. They also share a commitment to the Willamette University Motto "Not Unto Ourselves Alone Are We Born," and seek to contribute to the betterment of the world through their personal and professional activities.



Small School - Big Reputation

Student Profile
Entering Class of 2023
Number of Students: 45
Females: 42%
Males: 58%
U.S. Students: 80%
Intl. Students: 20%
U.S. Multicultural: 40%
U.S. & International: 51%
Median Age: 21
Mean Age: 22
Age Range: 20-30
Mean Undergrad GPA: 3.4
Median Undergrad GPA: 3.5
Bachelor Degree Major:
Business: 11%
Economics: 24%
Sci/Math/Engr: 20%
Soc Sci/Hum: 44%
Months Work Experience:
Mean: 7
Median: 0
Range: 0 to 143
Percent Receiving Scholarship Assistance: 100%
Mean Scholarship: $22,378
Median Scholarship: $22,000
Range: $7,000 - $45,000
Countries Represented: 6
States Represented: 9


Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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